Pre-Roll to the Thunder Moon

First, the air hangs thick. Then there’s a rush of clouds gathering, followed by an eerie stillness and, suddenly, the downpour. That’s the emotional weather leading up to tomorrow’s thunder moon. The July full moon heralds to the awesome power of a summer storm. Enjoy the sense of impending excitement.

ARIES (March 21-April 19). The gap between a certain dream and the reality of the situation has been quite wide for a good while. Now, you’re in for the thrill of closing that space and bringing something truly fantastic at hand.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Communication that starts with “no offense” or “with all due respect” usually ends with notions that are offensive and disrespectful. When people declare themselves upfront, flip it. The opposite might be truer.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). People with achy hearts will find their way to the sweet balm of your warm attention. You do not have to do much to help them feel better, and, in fact, you’ll be most effective when you keep it brief.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). You don’t think about earning another person’s trust because you are the real deal and it wouldn’t occur to you that anyone would doubt it. Masqueraders abound, but there’s no substitute for the real thing.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Change happens. It’s a day to use a pencil, not a pen. Or, more likely, a day not to text or email because, if you change your mind later, you can’t take those back.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You are kind to everyone you talk to and everyone you deal with, and it’s because you genuinely want to contribute to the good experience of others. Be wary of anyone who treats servers badly.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). What would you most like? You can have what you set out to get, as long as you stick to one thing. If you chase after two or more things, you’ll end up empty-handed.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). If there is a discrepancy between what’s on your face and what’s in your heart, that’s emotional labor. Recognize the different ways you work to and give yourself credit — and breaks when you need them.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). To move from point A to point B, you’re going to need more than perseverance and a plan. You’re also going to need the best team you can find. Magic brews as you start talking about this.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). A good mentor may come from a different background and work in a different field and still have exactly what you need including a treasure trove of mistakes and the learning that goes with that.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). This is an intensely psychological game. Whether you win or lose will depend on your ability to accurately sum up a situation. Watch and predict before you make your move.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Someone will be willing to sacrifice along with you to help you realize a goal. You’ll have to demonstrate your own sacrifice first to know from whence your support shall come.

TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (July 3). What you strive for sets you on a path that shapes you in ways that wouldn’t be possible but for your ambition. All are lifted by your drive. In three months, you’ll give a command performance. This includes elements of planning and of spontaneity. Relationship potential is everywhere, though you are choosy. Aries and Capricorn adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 9, 40, 14, 3 and 16.

WEEKEND LOVE FORECAST: ARIES: Seriousness is overrated. The best time you have with a person is the time you spend clowning around. TAURUS: Part of you is looking for what’s wrong with the other person, which is natural and smart, though no fun at all. GEMINI: People don’t understand what you do so much as experience it. No need to discuss, just get to it. CANCER: If the logistics of dating are tough, then the dating itself will be tougher. Seek smoothness and ease. LEO: You’ll be utterly surprised by someone you thought you knew well, which is probably a good thing. VIRGO: The relationship is best served with an honest agreement. LIBRA: Refrain from putting people into categories and they will delight you unexpectedly. SCORPIO: Jealousy, if channeled well, can motivate the relationship in positive ways. SAGITTARIUS: You make each other laugh, which is a sign of upper-level connection. CAPRICORN: Keep family out of the relationship for now. AQUARIUS: When you dare to express yourself, others become fans, and then friends, and then romantic hopefuls. PISCES: Don’t let communication be muddled by expectation. Keep an open mind.

COUPLE OF THE WEEKEND: Cancer and Capricorn are polar opposites on the zodiac wheel who tend to bring out the fullness in one another’s personalities. They can connect in passion, or anger, enthusiasm or sadness, athleticism or intellectualism. Whatever one shows, the other reciprocates in an oppositional alignment to tease out the best and worst of the quality. It’s as though they antagonize the best out of each other.


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